Bonner Bridge dredging scheduled to begin Friday

Posted at 5:26 PM, Dec 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-05 17:29:17-05

Dredging at the Bonner Bridge is scheduled to begin Friday afternoon at the earliest and last two days, weather and current permitting.

The N.C. Department of Transportation and Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. LLC have come to an agreement for the Dredge Alaska to begin dredging sand from the main navigation channel of the Oregon Inlet and deposit it on the area underneath the Bonner Bridge where scour caused the department to close the bridge earlier this week.

After the dredging is complete, NCDOT crews will do additional scans and inspections of the piles to determine the next steps necessary to reopen the bridge.